About Parker Arts

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Vision

Parker Arts will be fundamental to the Town’s identity as a vibrant community.

Mission Statement

Parker Arts will enhance local economic vitality and quality of life by offering unique gathering spaces and providing access to a wide variety of high-quality performances, exhibits, and educational programs in arts, culture, history, and science.

Click here to see our 2019 - 2023 Strategic Plan.

Cultural Venues

PARKER ARTS encompasses the many facilities and events that the Town of Parker’s Cultural Department oversees, including a wide variety of local, regional, national and international cultural, arts, scientific and educational programming and rentals.

The PACE Center is home to a 542-seat theater, Bellco art gallery, event room, dance studio, culinary teaching kitchen, green room and dressing rooms, an outdoor amphitheater, and several classrooms.

The Schoolhouse Complex (formerly known as the Mainstreet Center) includes a recently rehabilitated 100-year-old historic school building with an event room, meeting rooms, and a dance studio; and a newly renovated non-historic annex with a 200-seat theater, art gallery and heritage center. The Schoolhouse complex hosts community arts events and classes including theater, dance, music and visual arts. The theater lobby includes a full concession area, an art gallery curated by Parker Artist Guild, and a heritage center managed by the Parker Area Historical Society.

The century-old Ruth Memorial Chapel is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is the perfect setting for small wedding, church groups or quiet meetings.

Discovery Park, located next to Parker’s library, the park and plaza on Mainstreet and Pine Drive is a unique destination. With interactive fountains in the summer, a vibrant ice trail in the winter, and performances and events throughout the year, the 1.5 acre park is an all-season community gathering place.